Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica

Microsoft released at May 22 a new tool named  ‘ Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica’
Hyper-V Replica allows administrators to replicate their virtual machines from a primary server/cluster to a replica server/cluster.
The Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica guides the IT administrator to design the server, storage and network infrastructure which is required to successfully deploy Hyper-V Replica.

Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica will create a test VM with a VHD file and will then start replication. Metrics on CPU consumption, WAN consumption and storage usage will be collected during the replication. A report will be presented giving the administrator insights in things like:

Estimated storage to store the initial copy
Additional storage required on the replica server when only the latest recovery point is preserved
Additional storage required per recovery point on the replica server when multiple recovery points are preserved
Average network bandwidth required
Additional space required on the primary storage
Estimated additional IOPS during initial replication
Estimated additional IOPS during delta replication
Estimated memory requirements on the primary and replica servers, by enabling replication
on the selected VMs
Estimated CPU impact on the primary and replica servers, after enabling replication on
the selected VMs.

 

Download and more information here. This tool is being offered ‘as is’ with no official Microsoft support.

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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